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#KoolKeeperSummer The Most Important Meal of the Day

I never go a day without eating breakfast. Unfortunately, my morning meals rarely consist of wonderful treats like avocado toast, mimosas and eggs benedict (sigh). Day-to-day life often gets hectic, and thus a simple apple and peanut butter or yogurt and berries have to suffice. Yet I cherish those weekend mornings when I’m given the opportunity to broaden my taste buds.

Austin is well known for so many unique things, including its natives’ love for brunching. Personally, breakfast has always been a celebrated meal in my family. My mom always whipped up special birthday spreads for us before school, and my dad took the reigns on the blueberry pancakes each Saturday morning. And as I’ve grown up, this love has continued. Brunch with my friends at school has become an absolute favorite weekend event for catching up and laughing about the weekend’s events.

Thus, I was thrilled about the booming brunch scene here in Austin and couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into as many opportunities as possible. With tons of amazing restaurants’ morning menus to try, I still have many Austin breakfast experiences ahead of me, but here’s a peek into my favorites so far. Scroll through my pics below in the photo gallery for some of the best Austin spots that take the cake for the most important meal of the day!

  • South Congress Cafe Steak and Migas Eggs Benedict
  • SoCo Carrot Cake French Toast
  • Perla's Lobster Egg Frittata
  • Perla's Steak Ranchero
  • Josephine House Heirloom Rice Bowl
  • Josephine House Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
  • 24 Diner Sweet Potato Hash
  • 24 DIner Fried Egg Sandwich
  • Tacodeli The Otto
  • Tacodeli Salsas
  • Magnolia Cafe Love Migas
  • Magnolia Cafe Eggs Zapatino with Avocado

South Congress Café

My picks: Ceviche, Compressed Fruit Salad, Spinach Portabella Artichoke Omelet, Steak and Migas Eggs Benedict with Chipotle Hollandaise, Carrot Cake French Toast.


My picks: Lemon Crostata with Lavender Meringue, Big Blue Banana & Bacon, Steak Ranchero, Lobster & Egg White Fritatta, Seared Ahi Tuna & Quinoa.

Josephine House

My picks: Fig & Pecan Oatmeal Cookie, Alsatian Tart, Bowl of Cereal, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, King Crab & Avocado Toast, Heirloom Rice Bowl with Gulf Shrimp.

24 Diner

My picks: Fried Egg Sandwich, Sweet Potato Hash, Eggs Benedict, Veggie Frittata with Egg Whites, Oatmeal, Chocolate Cherry Milkshake.


My picks: The Otto, Migas Taco, Taco Blanco with Jalepeño, Frontera Fundido with Chicken, Salsa Doña.

Magnolia Café

My picks: Steel Cut Oatmeal, Three Alarm Taco, Vegetarian Omelet, Gingerbread Pancakes, Love Migas, Eggs Zapatino with Avocado.